Snowy Tea Light Candle Holder Easy Winter Craft
This snowy tea light candle holder is an easy winter craft. Learn how to make a snow jar by repurposing oui yogurt jars with a simple pantry staple.
When sunshine is fleeting and cold days begin to line up on the calendar, it’s the perfect time to start creating winter crafts. Especially those that can light up the dim and sometimes dreary weeks. DIY candles are among the best winter crafts for adults. Whether you’re creating container candles, floating candles, candle stands, or candle holders, they truly can brighten those long winter days.
Tea light candles are particularly fun to craft with because their small size makes them incredibly versatile. You know that saying, “small, but mighty”? That’s a tea light candle in a nutshell! Tucked inside a repurposed little glass yogurt jar, they sparkle with the glow of soft candlelight.
And they are easy on the budget, store-bought or handmade. Tea light candles happen to be one of the easiest you can DIY! Did you know you can learn how to make tea lights with soy wax and beeswax in my Creative Candles Made Simple book?
I enjoy making them both, so I have a lot of tea lights on-hand to craft with. I used soy wax tea lights to make these snowy jar candle holders. They add to the appeal of freshly fallen snow in each glass jar I upcycled.
Make one snowy tea light candle holder or make half a dozen, like I did, to bring a little hygge warmth inside when it’s cold outside. When displayed together, they also make a spark (pun intended) at Christmas or New Years’ parties.
And they only take a few minutes to create with staples in your kitchen pantry. So, even if you’ve never crafted before, you’ll be able to make these!
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Is it safe to reuse glass jars?
I’m glad you asked because it’s true – using the wrong container for candles can result in a fire. So, you must know what is safe to use for candle holders and containers.
Glass container candles are undoubtedly popular, but some glass containers are not safe. To make candles in glass, it needs to be thick, smooth, and able to bear high heat.
Luckily, glass yogurt jars are one of the safest you can reuse. Not only are they stable and able to bear high temperatures, but they are also easy to clean and non-porous. Make sure you avoid using these containers for candles.
I’ve made candles by repurposing yogurt jars several times. These essential oil beeswax candles were my first. And last summer, I made Mediterranean lemon fig candles in terracotta La fermiere French yogurt jars.
You can also reuse glass jelly jars and mason jars of various sizes. I used mason jars to make these dried lavender candles.
So, rest assured, upcycling yogurt jars or plain mason jars are a simple and affordable way to make candles and candle holders.
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How do you make a snow jar?
I “Googled” the same thing when trying to figure out what I could use for snow in a jar. Because I had this snowy tea light candle holder idea, I needed something safe to use with a candle flame.
That quickly nixed the idea of using fake snow since it’s made of plastic. Like oil and water, plastic and candle flames do not mix!
So, I thought, what else could I use to make snow candle jars? I opened my pantry and saw it – ordinary all-purpose flour. Yep, it’s what I used to make these snow candles.
Flour is completely safe to use in a snowy candle holder, and 99% of us have it on hand in our kitchen pantry. But, if you happen to be that 1% who doesn’t have flour, here are some other options, you can use.
What can I use for snow in a jar?
- All-Purpose Flour
- Sea Salt
- Baking Soda
- Epsom Salt
- Bread Flour
- Kosher Salt
- Arrowroot Powder
- Gluten-Free Flour
- Dead Sea Salt
- Baking Powder
All of these can be used to make a snow jar and are safe to use with a candle in a jar.
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Snowy Tea Light Candle Holder – An Easy Winter Craft Anyone Can Make!
This snowy tea light candle holder is equally budget-friendly and eco-friendly, made with natural soy wax tea lights inside repurposed oui yogurt jars. With the simple addition of a pantry staple and evergreen leaves, they are a cheerful and bright winter craft anyone can make.
Here’s What You’ll Need:
6 glass yogurt jars
¾ cup of flour
6 fresh or dried evergreen leaves
1 yard of natural raffia
How To Make a Snowy Candle Holder:
Soak the yogurt jars in hot, soapy water for 10 minutes. Then use a scrub brush to scrub away the labels and clean the inside of the jars.
Dry each jar upside down, then use a soft towel to remove any smudges.
Next, tie a piece of natural raffia or twine around each glass jar. Then tuck in an evergreen leaf between the raffia and the glass. Make sure neither the raffia nor the leaf is above or inside the opening of the jar.
Then fill each decorated jar with ⅛ cup of flour or more to give the appearance of snow.
Last, place a white tea light candle inside each snowy jar.
Now, you have yourself a snowy tea light candle holder display to light up your space. And don’t you agree they are the simplest winter party decoration ever?
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